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General questions

For general inquiries about special education or to let us know you are considering enrolling your child at a Groesbeck ISD campus, please contact Melody Sadler, the Special Programs Director, at (254) 729-4194

For enrollment information, including forms and requirements, contact the specific campus your child will attend.

Although we can provide general information about special education on a District-wide basis, please be aware that special education services, resources, and information specific to your child cannot become available until he/she is actually enrolled in a GISD school.

Usually not. In most cases, after enrollment, your new ARD/IEP committee will use the IEP from your former District as a starting place for planning.  The ARD/IEP committee may decide to carry over some or all of the evaluation, goals, accommodations, modifications or services from the old IEP, or the committee may recommend or require new or different ones.  This is a case-by-case determination, and as parents and members of the ARD/IEP committee, you will be an important part of this process. If you are moving to Texas from another state, be aware that state laws govern certain elements of the IEP (i.e. some things that are required in Texas are not necessarily required elsewhere, and vice-versa).  Because of this, your child’s GISD IEP may contain elements that are somewhat different from the one you are bringing from out-of-state.

We offer a full continuum of special education and related services to children with qualifying disabilities.  The services provided to individual students depend upon each child’s unique needs as determined by his/her ARD/IEP committee.  

The GISD focus in special education is not as much on programs as it is on individualized instructional planning.  As a result, not all students with the same diagnosis or disability receive the same special education supports, nor are students assigned to a campus or class merely because they have been identified as having the same disability.  Our goal is to meet the individual educational needs of each child receiving special education support in as inclusive an environment as possible, taking into account the student’s needs and goals.